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Drug syndicate busted, $157,000 worth of drugs seized

A drug suspect’s vehicle that rammed a CNB vehicle during a CNB operation, on Jan 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: CNB
A drug suspect’s vehicle that rammed a CNB vehicle during a CNB operation, on Jan 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: CNB
Heroin seized in a CNB operation, on Jan 17, 2014. Cornered by anti-drug officers, a 32-year-old man rammed his car into a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) vehicle on Friday, Jan 17, 2014, near a commercial building along Yio Chu Kang Road in an attemp
Heroin seized in a CNB operation, on Jan 17, 2014. Cornered by anti-drug officers, a 32-year-old man rammed his car into a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) vehicle on Friday, Jan 17, 2014, near a commercial building along Yio Chu Kang Road in an attempt to escape. -- PHOTO: CNB

Cornered by anti-drug officers, a 32-year-old man rammed his car into a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) vehicle on Friday near a commercial building along Yio Chu Kang Road in an attempt to escape.

But it was in vain, as CNB officers arrested the suspect, together with a 45-year-old man who was in the same car. Officers seized 45.6g of cannabis during the arrest.

At the same time, officers swooped in on a second car which was travelling with the earlier suspects, and arrested a third Singaporean man, aged 32. A bundle of heroin was seized from the car.

The 45-year-old suspect was brought back to his hideout in the commercial building, where CNB officers arrested two female suspected drug abusers, aged 27 and 28. Officers found and seized 21g of 'Ice' and 10 'Erimin-5' tablets from within the hideout.

Concurrently, another team of CNB officers arrested a Malaysian male, aged 22, who was travelling on a motorcycle at a petrol station along Tampines Street 34. He is believed to have been involved in the drug activities of the suspects arrested earlier, and officers seized two bundles of heroin that were found on him.

In total, about 1.4kg of heroin, 45.6g of cannabis, 21g of 'Ice' and 10 'Erimin-5' tablets were recovered from the whole operation. Drugs seized from this operation had an estimated street value of about S$157,000.

CNB said that investigations are ongoing.